From the Farm to the Freezer… 100 lbs in 90 Minutes

So after a long day dealing with a bunch of kids at school, I came home only to find out that we were slaughtering a couple pigs that were brought home from the farm.

The Best Use for a Dog Kennel

The Best Use for a Dog Kennel

Believe it or not… there are actually two small pigs in that kennel.

After blasting them with a couple shots to the head.  We began the process of cleaning them out.

Spraying the pigs down of all the mud after they have been shot

Spraying the pigs down of all the mud after they have been shot

Next comes sharpening the knifes and getting the prepping table set-up.

Got butcher?

Got butcher?

The surgery table:

Not even flinching

Not even flinching

After boiling a large pot of water, scalding water is poured over the pig to loosen the hair from the skin and then scraped off:

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I’ll spare you guys the actual gutting of the pig and just get to the gutted pig already.

Ready to be cooked

Ready to be cooked

Since we weren’t going to cook it tonight, we hung it up and allowed the majority of the blood to drip out of it.

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Drip... Drip... Drip...

After cleaning it up and patting it down…  we loaded it into the freezer for storage until were ready to cook em up:

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

We actually killed two pigs today, and we won’t be buying pork for quite some time now.

Not bad for about 90 minutes of work.

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